The best upper lid blepharoplasty results are obtained using The Tarsal Fixation technique. Yet, it is of concern that only a few Plastic Surgeons are comfortable with performing this procedure. Their general attitude towards upper lid blepharoplasty seems to be that ‘good is good enough’, whereas, given the aesthetic importance of the upper eyelids, ‘good is the enemy of best’.
Several factors may explain why few surgeons have adopted this more advanced procedure. First, the improved quality of result may not be appreciated. Then, there is a significant learning curve in performing the procedure correctly. Finally, there is a lack of teaching on the specifics of the procedure, even more so now that the surgeons who pioneered and promoted the procedure have retired.
To overcome this situation, so that Plastic Surgeons can learn the procedure properly and be able to confidently introduce it into their practice, Dr Mendelson conducts a comprehensive Tarsal Fixation Masterclass at his Day Surgery Centre in Melbourne. Dr Mendelson’s experience qualifies him to do this. He has over 20 years experience performing the Tarsal Fixation technique as this is the only upper blepharoplasty procedure he performs. Dr Mendelson has taught the procedure to many established Plastic Surgeons and is recognised for his expertise in the procedure.
The intensive one day Workshop is structured to allow the attendees to learn comprehensively, by combining observation of live surgery, right at the surgeons side, with tutorials to cover all aspects of the theory of the procedure; from basic principles to advanced variations and avoidance of complications.
In theatre the attendees observe several tarsal fixation blepharoplasties being performed. This is where all the details are taught, from the skin markings to the technical details including the nuances that separate ordinary results from the best, The technical nuances are best learnt at surgery, which is why they are not discussed in the few panels at the Instructional Courses on the subject.
Several postoperative patients are reviewed to observe the ‘normal recovery’, as well as the recommended details of the aftercare.
The Masterclass commences with the first Tutorial on Thursday evening at 8:00pm.
The other Tutorials are on Friday morning in between the operative cases.
1. Standard tarsal fixation blepharoplasty. Aesthetics, Anatomy and Operative Video.
2. Tarsal Fixation Blepharoplasty, Variations.
2-A. The infrabrow segment and management of The hollow lid.
2-B. The retruded superior orbital rim.
3. Tarsal Fixation Blepharoplasty, Problems and Complications.
4. Tarsal Fixation Blepharoplasty, Summary and long term results.
This educational activity has been approved in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour (maximum 6 points) in Category 4: Maintenance of Clinical Knowledge and Skills towards 2012 CPD totals.
Each Workshop is limited to 3 attendees, on a first come first in basis.
A Registration fee of $1650 to cover the costs is payable to ASAPS.
The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery
109 Mathoura Road, Toorak VIC 3142, Australia